13 for april

13 04 2010

pictures of the first 22 1/2 hours of my day.

{instead of going to class, i caught up on missed contracts lectures}

{smoothie - orange juice, banana, cherry berry frozen mix from trader joe's, and frozen mangoes}

{getting fancy wit it}

{always armed with obagi sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and a highlighter}

{i park a little further for a prettier walk to school: ucla's sculpture garden}

{daytime books}

{i put nick's beloved pepper in the sun when i got home}

{my headless monster of a husband}

{my obsession - it prints 7,000 pages on a single cartridge!}

{everyday, i am reminded of these things that need to be hung - will they be on next month's 13?}

{this is what nick does when i study - so cute}

{our fridge - which i see a lot of because during finals i eat my stress away}

{nighttime books}

and there you have it, folks.  a day in the life of a law student in the 14th week of spring semester and on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  no, not really.  i just thought it sounded cool.


places i miss: catalunya

30 03 2010
oh barthelona.

oddly enough, i wasn’t absolutely in love with barcelona when i was there.  everyone who has been usually raves on and on and ON about how wonderful barcelona is and how it is their favorite city, blah blah blah.  i was not impressed.  perhaps my lack of interest was because it was new europe and i was already madly in love with old europe.  but now, nearly two years after my visit, i find myself missing it.

in hindsight, barcelona and the rest of catalonia was downright beautiful and i wish i would have appreciated it more (i kinda complained a lot – about the metro system, the food, the everything). after all, i had just come from paris where the metro was fast, the food reigned supreme, and the city visually stunned me at every turn.  i looked at barcelona in comparison and it didn’t measure up.  my bad.  barcelona should not have been viewed from the critical perspective that paris imbued upon me.

one thing i wasn’t blind to was the architecture.  it’s kind of impossible to ignore giant spirals jutting into the sky or buildings that look like monsters.  i love-love-loved the architecture.  gaudí’s presence was everywhere.  the food could have been better, but now that i think about it, i was there in august when most of the best restaurants were closed (those euros love to go on holiday in august).  and i did enjoy the gallons of sangria i consumed.

maybe i’ll go back someday and look at it with fresh eyes.  for now, i will leave you with some pictures from the trip:

one of the towers of la sagrada familia

wonderful goodies at the world famous farmer's market in barcelona

the beautiful pastel homes in girona

i'm hatching! taken at the amazing and odd home of salvador dali in portlligat

d with a beer at mcdonald's

nick and me at parc guell

castle along costa brava

mae west's face - created by dali with living room furniture, located in his museum in cadaques

i sure did take a lot of pictures of a place i claimed not to have liked.  it is also quite possible that i just miss traveling.

fun times

23 03 2010

some pictures from spring break so far:

my little baby doggy

me all hot and sweaty after my teensy tiny 5k

an interactive kids' storytelling program. nice message, huh?

nick getting eaten by a megashark!

my giant pen

i had cabrales-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon at this wonderful little place


14 03 2010

…because i’m not superstitious and I got a lot of flack from *someone* about my photoshoots.

my beauty stuffs for the days I care

one of my fave people, our best man for our wedding, and our best pal, dave

Denny's instead of The Pantry. You'll see why.

Lines down the street! Those pancakes better be orgasmic for that wait.

Me being retarded in the Team LA Store - I LOVE LA SPORTS!

Nick pretending to be afraid of heights as we head to our nosebleed seats.

There are no bad seats for hockey at staples center. Seriously.

As much as I enjoy focusing on the game and the energy of the crowd at Kings games, I had to focused on this at every commercial break and intermission. law school = timesucker

Picked these up from an insider source on the way home - gotta love free stuff!

Bestie from college, Eric. Dinner at Bossa Nova with undergrad best pals.

After-dinner wine AND cafe au lait? I like to live dangerously close...to a nap.

Monica. Too fast for my camera.

Cutest books. Not too bossy; more informative. I motivate myself to write my memo by allowing myself 10 minutes of fashion reading for every 50 minutes of work done.

And, that my friends, was the first 23 hours of my day.  Now, it’s time for my all-nighter.  Good thing I have an unhealthy relationship with my coffee maker and hot water pot.  I shake my fist at you, law school.  Vigorously shaking my fist at you.